Tippmann 98 custom/model 98
Spyder Pilot 2009
sound activation modified viewloader force (uprading to a fasta soon)
20oz guerrialla CO2 (upgrading to a ninja 68/45 soon)
Invert Helix thermal mask
Electric loader is a MUST
tech-t hushbot (not 100% necessary but nice to have)
easy to clean
A little heavy
feedneck requires allen key
stock barrel is loud and inaccurate
So this is my first real marker, and its been good and bad
So when I first got it it came in a package with a shake n' shoot which I easily outshot coating the entire gun in a layer of paint
After that I bought a crappy viewloader force because it was the cheapest hopper I could find, ended up making a board for the hopper so its sound activated. When I used the hopper at my local field for the first the batteries were dead so I chopped all day long. That was because of my own stupidity not because of the gun.
once I got some new 9v batteries I could say that this gun is very nice. with a good loader it never chops........ever. Unless you shoot crappy paint or use a shake n' shoot.
since I don't have air the expansion chamber is nice but I'm planning on a regulator once I get an air tank.
A nice change from the VS line is that the regulator ASA is FINALLY a standard sized female ASA!! So you can put a good high quality regulator on there.
All of the other fittings on the gun are now also standard which is an accomplishment for Kingman.
The included board is nice but you can fit a Spyder VS board with the tadao upgrade chip, a Spyder VS virtue board or the pilot 09 upgrade board that is available. The upgrade board is only like $15 so its worth the money. The Virtue and VS boards work but they don't have the CAMD screen and the battery charging port doesn't line up with the hole on the body.
The feedneck is nice, but it requires an allen key so it takes time to take off and put on the loader. You could upgrade it but it's never been that much of a problem for me so its up to you to decide if you need it.
This is a great gun to start with, simple operation, good price and straightforward operation. Get a good electronic loader like a pinokio or a fasta and an air tank if you want the gun to preform at its 100% best.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, April 14th, 2011 at 3:45 pm PST